Monday, January 20th 2020

UCSB’s Rothman Lab Embarks on Cellular Research in Nematodes

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The Rothman Lab, headed by principal investigator Professor Joel Rothman, leads research involving the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. His lab is composed of...

UCSB’s Montell Lab Explores Genetic Manipulation of Fruit Flies

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The Montell Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara, headed by Dr. Craig Montell, studies fruit flies and explores the possible applications...

Triple Star System Discovered, Allows For Deeper Study of Gravitational Effects

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Astronomers have discovered a triple star system that could be the key to solving some of the greatest questions in physics. The triple...

Scientists Discover New Category of Quasar

Mimi Liu Staff Writer The brightest things in the universe are also the most mysterious. Scientists have just discovered a new kind of quasar, a bright...

Mars or Bust: The Ongoing Exploration of the Red Planet

Julian Levy With the recent launch of two new Mars-bound spacecraft, as well as the discovery of water in the soil of Mars, the red...

In the Dark: 95 Percent of the Universe Remains Unexplained

Madison Donahue-Wolfe Staff Writer Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator Humans, along with everything on Earth and everything we have ever discovered in space, constitute less than...

UCSB Theoretical Physicist Wins 2014 Frontiers Prize

Mimi Liu Staff Writer Joseph Polchinski, physics professor and permanent member of University of California, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), is one of...

8.8 Billion Planets could Potentially Support Life, Scientists Say

Peter Crump Forget about hyper-drive and phasers for moment, and let’s just figure out if there is indeed life—or the potential for it to develop—on...

UCSB Professor Develops New Generation of Space Cameras

Sam Goldman Staff Writer Photos by John Clow, Staff Photographer Benjamin Mazin, an assistant professor in the University of California, Santa Barbara physics department, has developed an...

Researchers Devise Mathematical Formula for Predicting Disasters

Jennifer Kim Working together, researchers at the University of Sussex and Charles Sturt University in Australia have recently pieced together a mathematical equation that could...